Hello all, I know the dates conflict with Donelson. I wish I could make that event and I recommend everyone who can, to do so. However, the 24th Missouri would like to offer a quality alternative for those who can not make the drive or missed the cap:
The 24th Missouri is hosting their second Garrison event at Fort Gibson Historic Site in Fort Gibson, OK
It will be a full western Garrison event with amenities. Last years event was a huge success and we look forward to hosting this year as well.
The 3rd Regiment, Indian Home Guards, Kansas Infantry organized at Carthage, Missouri, September 16, 1862. It served unattached. The regiment mustered out May 31, 1865
The Third Regiment, under Col. William A. Phillips, was formed at Tahlequah and Park Hill in July 1862. Its ranks were filled with Cherokee Pins, including some former disaffected Confederate soldiers of Col. John Drew's First Cherokee Mounted Rifles. These regiments remained to defend the Cherokee Nation after the Union Indian Expedition retreated from the area in late 1862. Thereafter, the Indian units were generally attached to the District of the Frontier, although jurisdictional lines fluctuated.
The regiments served primarily in Indian Territory but also ventured into Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas. Gen. James G. Blunt restricted scarce mounts to their scouts, but Colonel Phillips later tried to remount the entire Third Regiment at government expense. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant approved, but the transition never fully occurred, which inhibited efforts in 1864 to respond against Confederate cavalry raids. By then all three regiments served in the Fourth Brigade under Col. Stephen Wattles.
Between 1862 and 1865 the regiments variously participated in the actions at Prairie Grove, Arkansas, and Honey Springs as well as dozens of engagements, skirmishes, and raids. The units were mustered out on May 31, 1865. Organization of a fourth and a fifth regiment was commenced but never completed, and their soldiers transferred to other units.
Comdy Depmt of Kansas
I am responsible
for the following Enumerated Unserviceable
U.S. property upon which I desire the action
of An Inspecting Officer
(7) Seven Harpers Ferry Muskets
(29) Twenty Nine-Prussian Muskets
(38) Thirty Eight Cap Pouches
(36) Thirty Six Cart Boxes
(36) Thirty Six Cart Box Belts
(35) Thirty five- Gun Slings
(2) Two Packing Boxes
(3) Three Sibley Tents
(2) Wall Tents- (Two)
(4) Four Wedge Tents
(15) Fifteen Rubber Blankets
(12) Twelve Haversacks
(3) Three Camp Kettles
(12) Twelve Mess Pans
(1) One Bake Oven
(1) One Co Clothing Book
Capt M. Phillips
Co G. 3rd Reg Ind H.G.
Impression for the 3rd Indian Home Guard
Contract Issue Flannel Shirt
Domet Flannel Shirt
Army Issue Drawers of Canton Flannel
US Sanitary Commission Drawers
Skye Blue Foot Pattern Trousers
Socks of 19th Century Pattern
19th Century Pattern Suspenders
Period Waist Belt
1848-1861 Cartridge Box and Cap Box
Two Rivet or Seven Gaylord Scabbard
1857 Belt with Leather Keeper or no Keeper
1858 Tarred Haversack
1858 Smoothside Canteen with Leather or Linen Strap/ Hemp or string Keeper
1855 Double Bag Knapsack or Blanket Roll
US Issue Blanket
Civilian Blanket or Coverlet
Extra Shirt, Socks, Personal Items of period documentation
Type 2 Shelter Half
Import Smoothbore Muskets of .69 or .70
1861 Springfield and 1853 Enfield permitted
Tin Plate or Canteen Half, Cup and Utensils required. This is a encampment event.
Penknives, watches, jewelry, etc. must be of period style. "Comfort items," such as camp hats, balaclavas, scarves, mittens, gloves permitted. NO MODERN EYEWEAR. Period personal hygiene items permitted. Prescription medications/contact lens care items should be concealed in period containers. Smoking items permitted, except for modern cigarettes.